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Freezing temperatures cause icy roads, driving hazards

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Wintry weather is causing hazardous driving conditions across the Tennessee Valley.

Many people across North Alabama reported sitting in traffic on I-65 on Thursday for nearly nine hours, at times barely moving.

116 stranded motorists had to spend the night at the Civic Center, which was converted into a Red Cross Shelter.

As of Friday morning, northbound lanes were open but moving slowly. Multiple wrecks on I-65 have caused slow traffic. Drivers should use alternate routes if possible.

Meanwhile, numerous school systems across North Alabama delayed or even canceled school on Friday.

The WAFF 48 Storm Team will keep you updated on weather conditions on the Huntsville Weather Blog.

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If you see winter weather where you are, email a photo to pix@waff.com.

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